Florida Georgia Line Shares ‘Love and Gratitude’ for Military Members on Veterans Day

by Jennifer Shea

Country music duo Florida Georgia Line is saluting the military on Veterans Day.

The duo released a statement on their Twitter account Wednesday thanking veterans for their service.

“This #VeteransDay, we want to thank our country’s men and women for their bravery, service and sacrifice,” they tweeted. “Sending y’all much love and gratitude today and every day.”

Florida Georgia Line Tweets Thanks

The tweet drew enthusiastic replies from the band’s fans.

“All right this is going to be a blast,” one fan tweeted. “You are the best Florida Georgia Line.”

“HAPPY! VETERAN’S! DAY!” tweeted another, surrounding that with flags, smiley emojis, flowers and hearts.

The duo has reached out to support the troops before. They joined in the WWE’s Tribute to the Troops and the 2018 World’s Biggest USO Tour. 

According to Country 102.5, Brian Kelley’s grandfather was a prisoner of war and won the Purple Heart twice.

“We’re very, very grateful for those that are serving now, that have served and that are going to serve, because we live in the best country,” Kelley said of military members.

Coronavirus Wrecks CMA Awards for Duo

It’s been a rough year for Florida Georgia Line. This month, the duo had to cancel their performance at the 2020 CMA Awards after Tyler Hubbard came down with COVID-19.

“Got the Rona. Asymptomatic. Quarantining on bus. Miss my family. Writing songs. Thankful,” Hubbard posted to Instagram, with a photo of him outside his bus, which was parked near his garage.

Per Rolling Stone, the Country Music Association released a statement on Hubbard’s case.

“As you may have heard, unfortunately Lee Brice and Tyler Hubbard both tested positive for COVID-19,” the statement reads. “[They] are unable to join us for the CMA Awards on Wednesday night. Although this is incredibly disappointing, not only for the show but also for CMA personally… it does reassure us that our protocols are working.”